This is the term I use to explain how we priorities what we decide to do when we are not managing our attention particularly well. We will pick activities to avoid other activities, even if the first one is something that we don’t want to do. I think of a college kids who avoids his/her laundry for weeks and weeks… until it is time to study for mid terms. Suddenly, laundry seems like a good idea because it is ever so slightly better than studying. That kid then does a whole day of laundry and doesn’t get any studying done.
What do you avoid? What do you do to avoid the hard stuff?